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Six JPPSS Students Achieve a Perfect Score on the ACT

This year more than two million graduates took the ACT. Less than one-tenth of one percent of students had a perfect score. The Jefferson Parish Public School System had six students with a perfect score on the ACT this year. Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy student Jacob LeBlanc and Haynes Academy for Advanced […]

JPPSS 2018 Regular Summer School Information

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will offer Summer School for credit recovery, removal of deficiencies or new credit for students presently enrolled in grades 8-12. All course work will be online learning using PLATO Learning System. For questions concerning PLATO, please call your child’s school counselor during school hours. Students enrolled in grades […]

JPPSS Graduation Schedule for Class of 2018

Graduations for the Class of 2018 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will take place May 12-23. Please see the list below for graduation dates for all our high schools. If you have questions, please contact your school. You can get contact information for all schools at this link. Eight JPPSS high schools will […]

Google Expedition Visits Airline Park Academy

The Google Expeditions team brought augmented reality to the student’s hands at Airline Park Elementary. Students had the opportunity to observe dinosaurs, planets, and asteroids right in their own classroom. The 3D objects are placed inside the classroom using Google’s AR technology. Students can get in close with the objects to spot details, walk around […]

JPPSS Hosting Parent FAFSA Days to Help High School Seniors Meet this Graduation Requirement

JPPSS Parent FAFSA Day Video JPPSS Parent FAFSA Day Video (Spanish) The Jefferson Parish Public School System would like to remind high school seniors that submitting a FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a graduation requirement for all Louisiana high school seniors. This online application takes less than an hour to complete and […]

Johnson Gretna Park Students Donate $1500 to Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center

Johnson Gretna Park Elementary students are taught the importance of PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Empathy. The impact of this lesson could be seen recently when the students raised $1,500 for the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center. This gift has created a special bond between WJMC and the school.

Patrick Taylor Librarian Wins Award for Excellence

At the recent Louisiana Library Association annual conference, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy librarian, Elizabeth Kahn, was awarded the 2018 James O. Modisette Award for excellence in a middle/high school library program. Kahn has been at Taylor since 2006 when she was hired as the first librarian there. While at Taylor, she has curated […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those […]

Dr. Cade Brumley Named JPPSS Superintendent

The Jefferson Parish School Board selected DeSoto Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley as the next superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The 9-0 vote came during a special session meeting tonight in which Dr. Brumley gave a public presentation and answered questions from the public and the school board. The unanimous […]

Meet the JPPSS Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2017-18 winners are C.T. Janet Elementary secretary Angela Diamond, Worley Middle paraprofessional Lula Hart, and Thomas Jefferson High cafeteria manager Mathilda Lepine. The Outstanding School Support Employee Awards Program is run by the Louisiana Department of Education and […]